Photoacoustic Tomography of Molecular Absorption from Organelles to Patients

Speaker: Lihong Wang, Ph.D. (Caltec), Email:


Short Bio

Lihong Wang edited the first book on photoacoustic tomography. His book entitled “Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging,” one of the first textbooks in the field, won the 2010 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award. He has published 580 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered 580 keynote/plenary/invited talks. His Google Scholar h-index and citations have reached 152 and 100K, respectively. His laboratory was the first to report functional photoacoustic tomography, 3D photoacoustic microscopy, photoacoustic endoscopy, photoacoustic reporter gene imaging, the universal photoacoustic reconstruction algorithm, and CUP (world’s fastest camera). He chairs the annual conference on Photons plus Ultrasound, the largest conference at Photonics West. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics. He received the NIH Director’s Pioneer, NIH Director’s Transformative Research, and NIH/NCI Outstanding Investigator awards. He also received the OSA C.E.K. Mees Medal, IEEE Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award, IPPA Senior Prize, and OSA Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, AIMBE, Electromagnetics Academy, IAMBE, IEEE, NAI, OSA, and SPIE as well as a Foreign Fellow of COS. An honorary doctorate was conferred on him by Lund University, Sweden. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.


Aug 18 2023


8:00 am - 9:00 am

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